California Licensure & Registration Info

The California Board Nursing licenses registered nurses and vocational/practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in California must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. California is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

*Credentials Evaluation Service may be required by Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

eDAS may be accepted by board request.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

*Credentials Evaluation Service may be required by Board of Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

eDAS may be accepted by board request.

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